The Eclectic Web–2013/1/30

A few stories from around the web that might be of interest:

Re: Louis Giglio

With Ousting Of Pastor, Media Engage In Anti-Christian Witch Hunt

“I’m not complaining about this depressing turn of events. But something seismic happened at the beginning of this week: as a country and culture we’ve crossed a Rubicon.

“And that’s something worth taking note of.”

Re: Scientology

Eyes Wide Shut: ‘Going Clear,’ Lawrence Wright’s Book on Scientology

Very interesting secular review of a new book on Scientology.

More topics below the jump…

Re: Woman heading Baptist group

CBF nominee termed natural choice

“While it is unusual for either a woman or layperson to head up a national religious organization, leaders say Suzii Paynter’s nomination is the logical outcome of values that have shaped the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship from the start.”

The CBF is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the liberal split off the Southern Baptist Convention.

Re: Gay rights in Canada

Canada’s First Christian Law School Opposed over Gay Lifestyle Ban

“Trinity Western University’s community covenant would be ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with Canadian core values, argue law school deans.”

Re: Women in Combat

Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

“America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday’s news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics and others who will likely now include women. The Pentagon would do well to consider realities of life in combat as it pushes to mix men and women on the battlefield.”

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